Category: Blog

Is it really easy peasy to improve child development?

7 June 2018

A brand new randomised controlled trial suggests that it is!

‘EasyPeasy’ is a parenting app that provides a digital programme that encourages positive parent-child interaction through play in the home. This research was carried out by University of Oxford’s Department of Education and on the 16th May the findings were published by the Sutton Trust. […]

Author: Julie Watson, Metacognition-lead, Huntington Research School
Posted on: 7 June 2018
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Conference: Making Evidence Work in Schools

6 June 2018

Dr Jonathan Sharples, Senior Researcher at the EEF, will deliver his keynote with a focus on the effective use of evidence in school contexts, while John Tomsett will close the day by speaking about leading an evidence informed school. […]

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‘Building Confident Research-leads’ – Reflections

6 June 2018

Aimee Hanson, Director of English – Leeds West Academy – has Kindly agreed to share her insights and reflections on attending our ‘Building Confident Research-leads Programme’.  […]

Author: Aimee Hanson, Director of English – Leeds West Academy
Posted on: 6 June 2018
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“Closing the Vocabulary Gap” at Silverdale

24 May 2018

During the past academic year, vocabulary has become a core focus at Silverdale Secondary School in Sheffield. The idea that vocabulary is a corollary of success and life chances cannot be ignored, and it is the school’s intention to make sure that “academic literacy” is on all our improvement plans, and a key part of […]

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Sheffield CPD Challenge

30 April 2018

Sheffield Institute of Education at Sheffield Hallam University is recruiting schools to take part in the Wellcome Trust’s CPD Challenge.  This is an opportunity to make a difference to educational policy and practice on a national level. Sheffield has been chosen as the only area of the country in which this pilot study will run. Over two […]

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New Guidance On How To Develop Pupils’ Metacognitive Knowledge and Skills

27 April 2018

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) has published its latest guidance report, designed to support teachers in changing their classroom practice to improve their pupils’ metacognitive skills – in short, theirability to plan, monitor and evaluate their own academic progress so they become better at learning and studying. Evidence suggests the use of ‘metacognitive strategies’ –which […]

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Literacy Reading List

27 April 2018

Literacy: possibly the most research rich area of education. In many ways this is a splendid thing, reflecting the importance of the topic to pupils across the country. However, it can also seem like an overwhelming amount of information is out there, making us unsure of where to start. To that end, here is a […]

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Making Sense of Metacognition

27 April 2018

In a couple of weeks, year 6 pupils will be sitting down to SATs examinations and in secondary schools, A Level and GCSE exams will start in earnest. Teachers everywhere are concentrating upon supporting our pupils to do their very best in challenging circumstances. Every teacher knows that the seeds of examination success are sown […]

Posted on: 27 April 2018
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Making sense of metacognition

27 April 2018

Alex Quigley, Director of Huntington Research School, explores how schools can use the latest guidance report from the EEF to understand not just metacognition and self-regulation, but how pupils best learn. […]

Author: Alex Quigley, Director of Huntington Research School
Posted on: 27 April 2018
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Where to start with your literacy reading

26 April 2018

Literacy: possibly the most research rich area of education. In many ways this is a splendid thing, reflecting the importance of the topic to pupils across the country. However, it can also seem like an overwhelming amount of information is out there, making us unsure of where to start. To that end, here is a […]

Posted on: 26 April 2018
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